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Dr Sharron Frood is a lecturer specialising in child health and global health. She qualified at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital as a registered children’s nurse and from Leicester as a registered adult nurse. She has worked in paediatric neurology, neonatal intensive care and the general paediatric medical and surgical ward with oncology beds. 

After gaining a tropical nursing diploma at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she worked in primary health care in, Uganda, Zambia, Lesotho, and South Africa. She studied advanced primary health care BSc Hons, (cum laude) Masters and a PhD at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in South Africa. “The lived experience of children who are AIDS orphans living in South Africa, and “Strategies to care and support children who are AIDS orphans living in Township Communities” respectively. She is the founding director of an NGO supporting widows and orphans in South Africa. 

Research interests

Currently developing the following project. A feasibility study to further develop, refine, implement and measure collaborative and coordinated care and support intervention to be delivered by multi-professionals to children living as AIDS orphans in township communities in South Africa.

Enquiring about potential PhD supervision

If you’re thinking of applying for one of our PhD programmes and are looking for potential supervisors, please email listing the names of the supervisors you’ve identified as having expertise in your chosen area, along with your CV and a short research proposal. 

Our Postgraduate Research Team will contact supervisors on your behalf and get back to you. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the email address above, rather than contacting potential PhD supervisors directly, because they are unable to respond to initial enquiries.

Research profile


Sharron teaches across a variety of module across all programmes relating to Child Health, Global Health and Research Methods.